Catering for an event can be a nerve-wracking task, especially when there is a large guest list involved. There are many aspects to consider such as dietary requirements, food storage and preparation. With a bit of planning and help from the Toowoomba party hire specialists at GC Event Hire, catering for a crowd has never been easier. Here are our top five catering tips to ensure your next event goes off without a hitch.
For a low-stress and cost-effective option, grazing tables are the way to go. Interactive food stations allow guests to casually mingle over drinks while sampling a variety of different food choices. Grazing tables often feature a spread of cured meats, cheeses, breads and fruits. An abundant spread of food on a beautifully styled table will not only create excitement but it let guests pick and choose their own appetizers.
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When it comes to feeding large crowds, self-serve buffets are perfect for guest satisfaction. With numerous food choices available and the option to go back up for seconds, buffets can cater for dietary requirements and will leave no guest feeling hungry! Our chaffing dishes are perfect for self-serving stations and will ensure your food remains warm all night long.
Big Batch Cocktails
When catering for large numbers, you don’t want to be stuck playing bartender. Big batches of cocktails will allow guests to serve themselves and will give you the opportunity to enjoy the party. Make them in advance and simply set up the batches in punchbowls, place glassware and an ice bucket nearby and your drink station is all set up!
From margaritas to sangrias, batching cocktails saves you time while ensuring your guests still receive a quality drink. At GC Event Hire, we can help you create the perfect drink station with our range of punchbowls, glassware, and serving tools.
Mobile Cold Rooms
Since we are entering the warmer months, our mobile cold rooms ensure your food is kept at the optimal temperature, making it safe for your guests to consume. When catering for a large event, the last you want to be is stressed about cramming all the items into your fridge. With adjustable temperature control, rear steps and ample space, you’ll never have to overload the fridge again!
The best part of any event is undoubtedly the dessert! Big batch desserts such as chocolate brownie slab cake and lemon cheesecake bars are quick in the oven and are great options for feeding a crowd. When it comes to presentation, our wide range of platters, cake stands, and cake servers are perfect for entertaining.
Want to know more about catering for large groups? Toowoomba based and family owned, we are the experts in event and party hire. Contact us today for an obligation free quotation.